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Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Bars

While shopping the other day, I had the hankering for chocolate and I came across Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate bars. Equal Exchange guarantees small farmers a fair price and a long-term relationship so they can stay in business, unlike many conventional cocoa bean manufacturers where small farmers and laborers receive only a small fraction of the profit. I call it chocolate with a conscience and I like to put my money where my mouth is - ya know.

Equal Exchange works with small farming cooperatives in the Dominican Republic and Peru, who cultivate the cocoa using environmentally sustainable methods. By choosing Equal Exchange fairly traded products, you help provide small farmers the resources and opportunities they need to produce excellent quality cocoa, as well as a better quality life for their families and communities.

So you like the companies business practices, but how does the chocolate rate? If you are curious then

Serving Size 1/3 of the bar, 8 squares
Calories 183
Total Fat 13.3g
Saturated Fat 6.7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbs 16.7g
Fiber 2.5g
Sugar 13.3g
Protein 1.6g

This dark chocolate was rich, creamy and delicious. It wasn't at all bitter - just the right amount of sweetness. I eat dark chocolate since I know it lowers my blood pressure. Every bite was filled with crunchy organic almonds, not just a few here and there, but everywhere (as you can see in the picture).

Equal Exchange also makes Very Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Pure Cocoa Nibs, Chocolate Espresso Bean, and Mint Chocolate. Look for them at your local health food store for around $3.00 a bar.

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love to buy fair trade organic chocolate. the only kinds i can eat other than exclusively vegan ones are the dark chocolate ones though, but luckily i really love dark chocolate! the bars are so delicious and also not all that expensive.
erlking erlking 9 years
A friend gave me and my wife some of these, and we thought that they tasted waxy. It's a little difficult to describe the flavor, but we did not like it.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
These are good, but have you tried Jungle Chocolate? OMG. It's sooo addictive, by itself or with like, plain yogurt, it's looks kind of like granola, but it's unprocessed, roasted cocao beans, sweetened with sugarcane juice, and with different things mixed in (my favorite is the macadamia, but some have coffee, coconut, raisins, etc). I never feel guilty after eating it, because it's fair trade, and just a little bit is really satisfying. Each serving only has 43 calories, and 2 grams of fat. I love it!! haha it sounds like I'm selling it.
kellymurphylee kellymurphylee 9 years
where my mom lives in northeast pa we have a man come to our door a lot selling chocolate and coffee beans from this company.. she always buys it (thinks it is a good cause) and might I add i find the chocolate to be SOOO TASTY! but i love dark chocolate hehe so it isn't to hard to please me :)
Heidi_Fleidi Heidi_Fleidi 9 years
My mom gave my husband and I some of these a couple years ago. The dark chocolate & milk chocolate. They tasted a little strange to me which is why I still have 2 sitting in my cupboard. But the idea is nice.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
hmmm, sounds good. wonder where i can get them.
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